2016 March Meeting

The Moore County Historical Society will present a program on The Dixie Highway at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday: March 13 at 2:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

Marjorie Collier will discuss the Dixie Highway, the first major north/south paved highway in the United States, built mostly between the years 1915 and 1927 to connect Chicago with Miami. It was to have a major impact on the society, culture, and economics of the country. The original route ran through Tullahoma coming in on what is now Highway 130 through Franklin County and leaving through Bedford County and parts of Moore County.

Marjorie S. Collier was born in Madison, Indiana and grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Teaching degree from MTSU. She has taught at Tennessee Tech and substituted at local schools. She has worked at Tennessee OSHA, and at Arnold Center, she worked as an engineer for contractor ARO, Corps of Engineers, and Air Force Civil Service. She obtained a license as a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee. She was married to Herman Collier and is the mother of five children and grandmother of ten children.

Her interests include history and preserving natural areas. She is a charter member of the Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma and Friends of Short Springs (State Natural Area). Marjorie is co-author of “Coffee County from Arrowheads to Rockets” and editor of the Historic Society’s publication, “Tullahoma Time-Table”. She has served on the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Tullahoma Utilities Board and is currently a member of the Historic Zoning Commission of Tullahoma. She sings in the choir at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and fills in on organ when the regular organist is absent.

For further information contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email grannyjorobertson@gmail.com or George Stone at georgestone@cafes.net or by phone at 931-581-2621

The Moore County Historical Society’s Facebook page isĀ https://www.facebook.com/groups/243438172439297/

About John Parkes

Welcome to the Moore County, Tennessee Genealogy Page. My name is John Franklin Parkes and I maintain this Web site. I have been researching my family for about seven years. Although I have only been working on my genealogy for a short time, my great-grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Sr. of Lynchburg, Tennessee spent his entire life collecting family histories, wills, deeds, pictures, and other historical treasures from this county. I was fortunate enough to obtain or get copies of most of his written records. After careful research, I realized that I am related in some way to many families of this county. Some of the surnames include Bobo, Colsher, Edens, Fanning, Felps, Flack, Holt, Lewis, Moore, Motlow, Parkes, Pearson, Pogue (Pollock), Renegar, Rountree, Simpson, Stone, Waggoner, & Walker. It may be noteworthy to mention that my great-great-great-great grandfather Allen Waller Parkes, great-great-great grandfather Rufus Burton Parks, great-great grandfather Rufus Alonzo Parks, great grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Sr., grandfather Roy H. Parkes, Jr and father Robert Jackson Parkes are all buried in the Lynchburg Cemetery, Moore County, Tennessee. God willing, I will also be buried there.

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